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Wison Offshore & Marine has announced the keel-laying of the Exmar FSRU project, a barged-based floating LNG regasification unit in Nantong, China.

Under the agreement for the regasification unit, Wison Offshore & Marine will provide Exmar with engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) solution for the project.

According to Wison Offshore & Marine, it is the first time a Chinese company has will have undertaken a FSRU project under an EPCIC contract.

The non-propelled Exmar FSRU barge would be equipped with two regasification plants of 400MMSCFD and 200MMSCFD regasification capacity respectively.

Two SPB Cargo Tanks with 13,160m³ capacities will be installed in the hull for LNG storage.

"Two SPB Cargo Tanks with 13,160m³ capacities will be installed in the hull for LNG storage."

A block that can accommodate 28 people will be also installed on the barge.

Wison Offshore & Marine senior vice-president An Wenxin said: "We highly appreciate the trust and support extended by Exmar during the project execution.

"It is with our joint efforts that we can celebrate the keel-laying today, which marks the project execution entering a new stage. We’re confident the project will achieve its final success."

The Wison Group has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Nanjing and several other cities in China and also has established overseas subsidiaries in Singapore, Khobar, Saudi Arabia and Houston, Texas, US.


Image: The FSRU barge would be equipped with two regasification plants of 400MMSCFD and 200MMSCFD regasification capacity respectively. Photo: courtesy of Wison Group.